Accelrys Announces Appointment of Rick Russo as Chief Financial Officer
"I am pleased to have Rick joining our senior leadership team," said Mark Emkjer, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Rick is a seasoned and innovative business leader who brings with him a wealth of experience in financial reporting, corporate finance and capital markets. Rick also has extensive software-industry experience which I believe will prove invaluable to us in pursuing our growth strategy and creating value for our customers and shareholders."
“I am excited to be joining Accelrys as its Chief Financial Officer. I am enthusiastic about the company's unique position as a software company with leading-edge scientific solutions. I am looking forward to working with the Accelrys team and continuing to improve the financial trajectory of this dynamic company.”
In commenting upon his appointment, Mr. Russo stated: "I am excited to be joining Accelrys as its Chief Financial Officer. I am enthusiastic about the company's unique position as a software company with leading-edge scientific solutions. I am looking forward to working with the Accelrys team and continuing to improve the financial trajectory of this dynamic company."
Accelrys, Inc. (ACCL) is a leading provider of software for computation, simulation, and the management and mining of scientific data used by biologists, chemists and materials scientists, including nanotechnology researchers for product design as well as drug discovery and development. Accelrys technology and services are designed to meet the needs of today's leading research organizations. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California. Its materials research and development team is based at its European Headquarters and Centre of Excellence in Cambridge, UK. For more information see http://www.accelrys.com/.
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